This quarterly discusses the transformation of Rutland, VT, from its frontier foundations to its urbanized beginnings. The quarterly contains a history of the division of the community, written by James S. Davidson, a president of the Rutland Historical Society who earned a Masters of Arts degree in History from the University of Kansas. Davidson discusses where some of the first settlements of Rutland were located, usually due to the fertile soil that existed. Davidson points out how the community became divided by religious beliefs; he uses Church records to support his research. Davidson provides us with photographs of the first Rutland County Courthouse, maps of the divided communities, and parish documents. Davidson also argues that proprietors were initiated the division of communities at the time.